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12 December 2016

Iron captain Stephen Dawson says the whole squad will look to put right what went wrong in the defeat against Rochdale.

United were defeated 3-2 at the Crown Oil Arena, and the Irishman insisted that everyone will be doing their upmost to ensure things are different against Millwall next Saturday.

Dawson told The Iron PlayerHD: “It’s disappointing, there’s no hiding away from that.

“There were a few words said, and rightly so. We’ve set ourselves really high standards and I don’t think we reached those as a group.

“We’ve got to remain positive, we’ve got to come back and we’ve got to put right what we did wrong - which we will do.

“We’ll get back to basics and we’ll work hard.”

Dawson believes he and his team-mates can draw on the experience of how they’ve reacted to previous losses, and go again when the Lions come to Glanford Park.

“As a whole team I don’t think we performed, but every time that’s happened before, I feel we’ve bounced back stronger,” he stated.

“We don’t make excuses as a group, we set our own standards - as we’ve done this year.

“We need to bounce back strong next week, because it was disappointing. We’ll look at it, and come Monday we’ll aim to put it right.”

There were positives on a personal note for the skipper, who made his return to action after two weeks out with an ankle injury.

The midfielder paid tribute to those who have aided his quick recovery, and went onto say that without them, his inclusion wouldn’t have happened.

“It was a hard two weeks (recovering from injury),” Dawson explained.

“In saying that, I can’t thank the medical staff enough. I was supposed to be out a lot longer, but we did everything right.

“I’ll have another week of solid training coming up, and if I’m selected I hope to go out and perform (against Millwall).”

See much more from Stephen Dawson and Graham Alexander on The Iron PlayerHD.

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